Aim: Increase speed
Hypothesis: If I surf in a wetsuit then strip to a bikini, the speed of my take-off will increase.
Equipment: 3/2 wetsuit
- Paddleout in wetsuit
- Surf for about an hour
- Catch one in and strip it off
- Paddleout out in bikini
- Surf until she says you are allowed to go in
Results: I was slow as a koala bear in the wetsuit. I’ve forgotten how heavy those things are! But when it came off, I moved like speedy gonzalez. Also works for strength training the duckdive and paddle.
Conclusion: Yup, faster.
Comments: The locals think I’m totally nuts. (But they dig it.)
Aim: Increase familiarity with rails
Hypothesis: Regular outings on a skateboard will improve my fluidity on a surfboard.
- Charge ipod
Results: It’s definitely helping. Little S-turns are in the bag!
Conclusions: I’m a grom.
Comments: Did you see my floater?
Aim: Find a favourite chip.
Hypothesis: Finding a favourite chip will make life less complicated.
- Go to store
- Buy potato chips
Results: Australian chips are outrageously priced ($4.95 for crinkle cut?!), so I only buy what’s on sale or ones with really appealing names (Cheesy Gems!). Twisties are gross, Tasty Toobs pretty delicious, Red Rock Deli good, and Smith’s could be crunchier.
Conclusions: I have yet to find a staple, but I remain optimistic.
Comments: Live the search.